Chris Clavier

1952

Artist biography

Chris Clavier is an established artist, Chris Clavier was born in 1952. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are John A. Parks, Waldemar Buczynski, Mariapia Borgnini, Drew Beattie, and Bruno Müller-Meyer.

Further Biographical Context for Chris Clavier

Chris Clavier was born in 1952, grew up during the 1970s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a wish to grow and reinforce itself, as a reaction to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art materialized by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its status, particularly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists wandering through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto gained worldwide success, as they were widely accepted as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, much-admired in the 1970s.

Chris Clavier

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